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Cricketers v Escapologists

Victoria Coren Mitchell hosts. Two teams of high-scoring losers return for a last chance to stay in the competition.


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Hello, and welcome to the Only Connect cookery special.

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Tonight, in the style of The Great British Bake Off,

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we will be presenting a signature dish,

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a technical challenge

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and a show-stopping fruitcake.

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Let's meet the teams.

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On my right, Andrew Burford,

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an enthusiastic home-brewer who was disappointed by Rome.

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Simon Williams, a Cambridge law graduate who has written

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a play about Big Brother in iambic pentameter,

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and their captain Neil Clarke, a chartered accountant

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who has played outdoor chess with the Gambian national champion.

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United by a fondness for fielding, they are the Cricketers.

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Now, you are our lucky losers.

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You lost your opening heat against the Inquisitors

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but you got back in anyway because of your high score.

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How's the team morale ahead of the game?

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It's actually pretty good, I think.

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We're just very pleased to have got this far.

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We played against a great team and...

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..quite proud of ourselves.

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-Welcome back.

-Thank you.

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This time you're facing, on my left,

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Frank Paul, an artist and pub quiz host

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who was surprised by an intimate prophecy while sketching a camel,

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Tom Rowell, a former prison worker

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who went on a ride at EuroDisney with Bobby Davro,

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and their captain Lydia Mizon, a university course administrator

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who recently appeared on the front page of her local newspaper

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holding a meerkat.

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United by a love of locked rooms, they are the Escapologists.

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So, you're the other lucky losers.

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You lost to the Eco-warriors but have made it back in.

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What have you been doing since we met last?

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Well, the first time we did a lot of revision,

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which then proved no help at all,

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so this time we have been very assiduously not revising.

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Excellent. Let's see how you fare.

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Cricketers, you won the toss

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but you have elected to put your opponents in first,

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so, Escapologists, choose a hieroglyph.

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Twisted Flax, please.

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The Twisted Flax.

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What is the connection between these apparently random clues?

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Here's the first.

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Robin Masters... Do you know who that is?

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HE WHISPERS

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OK, next.

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Magellan was...

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-Laura?

-I don't know...

-She was Jonathan Creek's partner.

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Oh, Madeline Magellan, yes, she was.

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Do you think they're all Jonathan Creek?

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-Shall we get the next one?

-I don't know.

-Go for it.

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Next one, please.

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Do you know who that is?

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I don't know who that is.

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Shall we go?

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Are they sidekicks of Jonathan Creek?

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They are not all sidekicks of Jonathan Creek

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so I am going to show the fourth clue to the Cricketers

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for a possible bonus point.

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-Murder She Wrote.

-Murder She Wrote.

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Authors, they're all authors.

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-I can't give you long.

-All authors?

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-Fictional.

-Fictional authors.

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They are all fictional authors, that's right.

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Can you tell me anything else they have in common?

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I just recognise Robin Masters from being Magnum PI,

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and I believe he was, Magnum was Robin Masters.

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Oh, no, Robin Masters is the mysterious author

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who owns the estate.

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-Oh! Your theory is that Magnum is also him?

-Is also him, yes.

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-Yeah.

-Is that just you or is it in the show that it might be?

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No, I think that's just me

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and, yeah, the internet conspiracy theorists.

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Ah, I've never heard that theory.

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And Maddy Magellan you recognised, that is the one from Jonathan Creek.

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-Jessica Fletcher you must know.

-Yes.

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-Murder She Wrote.

-Murder She Wrote.

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Temperance Brennan is the forensic anthropologist

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and bestselling crime novelist in Bones.

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They are all fictional authors,

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and in fact they all appear in crime series.

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So, well done, you get the bonus point and you may choose a question.

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-Lion, please.

-Lion, OK.

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What is the connection between these picture clues?

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Here's the first.

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Next, please.

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Gazelle?

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THEY WHISPER

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Next, please.

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-Blood...

-Blood.

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-Death mask...

-Triple blood. Is that Harry Potter?

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Nothing like that, is it?

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Next, please.

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Fox...

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Fox, mask, gazelle...

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Three seconds.

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-Any idea?

-No, no idea whatsoever.

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-Do you want to have a guess?

-No, nothing.

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Found in streets.

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I don't know!

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Well, I suppose in theory they are all found in streets,

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but I don't think I can really accept that as an answer.

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-A deer shouldn't probably be in the street.

-No.

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Escapologists, do you want to have a go for a bonus?

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What do we think?

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They all start with red?

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-What do you think you can see?

-Red fox...

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-Oh, I see, and red blood.

-Yeah.

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And the well-known red pharaoh, of course.

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We didn't have any idea, to be honest.

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Do you know who that is in the first picture?

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-Tutankhamen.

-It is.

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As in pharaoh, as in Pharaoh Hound.

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Deerhound, bloodhound, foxhound.

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All types of hound, that's what that is.

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So, Escapologists,

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you don't get the bonus for that but you may choose a question.

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-Water, please.

-Water.

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OK, what is the connection between these clues?

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Here's the first.

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Next.

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THEY WHISPER

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Are they translations of something?

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Seems like translations of something, but I don't know what.

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-Holding your... Like an inventory, maybe.

-Yeah.

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-Ventriloquism is talking...

-Next? Next.

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That should have fire in it.

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-Baptism should be 'baptism of fire'.

-Oh, yeah.

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-It's hold fire.

-But why drill?

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Why drill and belly?

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These are the beginning of and end of phrases

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that have got 'fire' in them.

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So baptism of fire, firearms.

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-Firearms, firearms.

-St Elmo's Fire...

-And fire drill.

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That's exactly what it is.

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It's pairs of phrases involving the word fire

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but we've taken the word fire out.

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So, hold fire, fire in the belly.

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Baptism of fire, firearms.

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St Elmo's Fire, fire drill.

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And you didn't need to see like a house on fire, fire sale.

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Fire has been removed from these pairs of phrases.

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Well calculated.

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Cricketers, what would you like?

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-Two Reeds, please.

-Two Reeds.

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What is the connection between these clues?

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Here's the first.

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Next, please.

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THEY WHISPER

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Next, please.

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THEY MOUTH

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Next, please.

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-Bundestag...

-It's parliament buildings from different places.

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-Possibly.

-What do you reckon?

-Parliament buildings?

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-Government buildings.

-THEY WHISPER

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Government buildings in different countries.

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I need to hear something specific.

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-Parliament?

-Parliament.

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I'm not hearing what I need to hear.

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-Escapologists, do you want to have a go for a bonus point?

-Houses of...

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We think they might be the two houses of...

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-The two chambers.

-Chambers of government.

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It is about two chambers of government.

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You see, your answer, they could be one house each.

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It's about bicameral parliaments

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and we are looking at the upper house and lower house.

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Which did you recognise?

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The German one is...

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Yes, the Bundesrat is the upper house,

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the Bundestag the lower house.

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-The Irish one as well.

-Yeah.

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Seanad and Dail, the Irish ones,

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and the Afghanistan

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and India parliamentary houses I'm not going to try and pronounce

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but it's to do with upper and lower houses,

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and the layout of the clues was a little extra clue there.

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So, a bonus to you, Escapologists,

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-and which question would you like?

-Eye of Horus, please.

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-JINGLE PLAYS The Eye of Horus.

-Sorry, guys.

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It's the music question, yes,

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I would think an apology would be in order.

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You'll be hearing your clues.

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What do they have in common? Here's the first.

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# Crash and burn

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-# All the stars... #

-The Cranberries?

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# ..explode tonight... #

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Next? Next.

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# Let me beat my feet up and down market street

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-# I'm gonna... #

-Next.

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# He's alive, alive... #

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Oh, that is Drinking In LA by Bran Van 3000.

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-Wow! Bran Van?

-Bran Van 3000.

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Cranberries and bran are both used in breakfast cereal.

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-OK. Shall we get the next one?

-Yeah.

-Next.

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# Fame and fortune is a magnet

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# It can pull you far away from home... #

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-Is it by Dionne Warwick?

-Yeah.

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Is it definitely?

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Two seconds.

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-Are they all food?

-Asking directions, maybe?

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If you were going to my place...?

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I have to take your first answer.

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Yeah, they're not.

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They are not all food.

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Cricketers, you've got the chance of a bonus point.

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Places in America, it refers to.

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Maybe California?

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Californian cities is what they are.

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What did we hear?

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Bran Van 3000, Drinking In LA.

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That's right.

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-Do You Know The Way To San Jose?

-That was the last one.

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-Anything else?

-Two others.

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Certainly more obscure.

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Malibu by Hole, that was the first one.

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And the second one, from the film San Francisco,

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a Judy Garland number from San Francisco.

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-Have you ever been to San Jose?

-No.

-No.

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-Anyone there been to San Jose?

-No.

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-You literally don't know the way?

-No.

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I went once, I went with a friend of mine who was speaking at

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the international John Steinbeck conference in San Jose,

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and his opening words

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to a room full of really devoted Steinbeck fans,

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many of them military people, some academics,

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his opening words were, "Ladies and gentlemen,

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"I flatter myself that I am the only person in this room

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"who has not read The Grapes Of Wrath."

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It didn't go down well.

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And he really hadn't.

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Still, we got a free trip to San Jose.

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So, well done, Cricketers, you get a bonus

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and the last question of the round, the Horned Viper.

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What is the connection between these clues?

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Here's the first.

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-Our Town Story?

-THEY WHISPER

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Next, please.

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Next, please.

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Time travel?

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-That's the time travel one, isn't it?

-Yeah, yes, it is.

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THEY WHISPER

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Next, please.

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INDISTINCT CONFERRING

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Three seconds.

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Time travel?

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Not the connection, I'm afraid, so, Escapologists, another bonus chance.

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Are they all to do...?

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Are they all special spin-off episodes?

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Yeah, special spin-off episodes of shows?

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No, they're not.

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Now, the Blackadder one, it's to do with where it was shown.

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This is a Blackadder episode you might not have seen.

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It's a specially commissioned one for the Millennium Dome,

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which also featured 14 zones,

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and the play area Timekeepers of the Millennium,

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and Our Town Story,

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that was a project where local education authorities

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were invited to put on a play about their hometown and its characters.

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Lydia, if you had to put on a play about your hometown

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and its characters, which character would you play?

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I would play my old music teacher, Mr Jones.

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I'd like to see that play.

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What instrument?

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I think he played piano very aggressively,

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so I would continue in his honour.

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That's the best way to play the piano, isn't it, really?

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All things that featured at the Millennium Dome.

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That means at the end of Round One the Cricketers have two points,

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the Escapologists have three.

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Round Two, the sequences round,

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the sort of thing that happens

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if you play your old music teacher on stage and he doesn't like it.

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Sequences.

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Escapologists, you'll be going first.

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Which hieroglyph would you like?

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-Two Reeds, please.

-Two Reeds.

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What would come fourth in this sequence?

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Here's the first.

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-Giver of myrrh? One of the Three Kings.

-So,

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it's Caspar, Melchior and Balthazar.

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-I think accounts vary about...

-Next.

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-That's Methuselah, isn't it?

-I can't...

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-I mean, there are lots of people who...

-The numbers.

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Yeah, what are the numbers about?

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Oh, no, Jared was the second oldest...

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Next, please.

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Are these to do with syllables, maybe?

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-Why are they halving each time?

-Maybe it's to do with syllables.

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Oh, no, they're... It's champagne bottles.

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-Oh.

-No, it will be 2...maybe Magnum?

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So, ice lolly, ice cream.

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Chocolate coated ice cream.

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-Two, chocolate coated ice cream.

-2: Chocolate coated ice cream.

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I will accept that answer.

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We had 2: Latin for great.

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What do we both mean?

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Champagne bottles.

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It's champagne bottle sizes,

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so what are the other clues?

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Frank.

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OK, so, the eight is a Methuselah, I believe, isn't it?

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That's right, Methuselah, eight bottles.

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Is the 16 a Balthazar?

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It is, 16 bottles in a Balthazar, and four...?

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Four is Nebuchadnezzar or something?

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It's not, it's Jeroboam.

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And I want to hear Magnum,

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so it could be an ice cream,

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Latin for great

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or, of course, Magnum PI.

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Could be Robin Masters, we don't know.

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Very well done.

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Cricketers, what would you like?

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-Lion, please.

-Lion.

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OK, what will come fourth in this sequence?

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Here's the first.

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Next, please.

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Is this...

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..where US presidents have been assassinated?

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-Yeah.

-OK...

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Next, please.

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So, Elm Street in Dallas...

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A street in Dallas? In a car?

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-In a car in Dallas.

-Yeah.

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In a car in Dallas.

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I'll accept that answer. I mean, if you look at the other clues,

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I'd like to hear something that slightly resembles them more.

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Do we think...?

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Well, we've got plaza, because it's more general locations.

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But I know you have solved the riddle,

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if you say in a car in Dallas. What's going on?

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It's successive assassinations of US presidents,

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the last one being Kennedy.

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That's right. And what are the other assassinations?

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Well, the first one would be Lincoln.

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Yes, John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln.

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I can't remember the other two.

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Andrew Garfield was shot in a railway station.

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He didn't die immediately, he died sometime later.

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And the concert hall, that is William McKinley.

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Successive assassinations.

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The boarding house where John Wilkes Booth plotted to kill Lincoln

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has now changed into a Chinese restaurant and karaoke bar.

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What do you think it's called?

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Lincoln's?

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No, the Chinese restaurant and karaoke bar

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is called Wok And Roll!

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Wok And Roll, of course.

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That's cheery, isn't it, for the descendants of Abraham Lincoln.

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So, well done. Escapologists, your turn.

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-Eye of Horus, please.

-Eye of Horus.

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OK, what will come fourth in this sequence? Here's the first.

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OK, next.

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Street, ST...

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Oh, of course.

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So it's ST, then ND, then three RD, then four TH.

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So it'll be something that has the TH and four.

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Tower Hill?

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OK.

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Four, Tower Hill, assuming that it can be abbreviated to TH.

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Very well spotted after two clues, well done.

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What's happening here?

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It's first, so first is one and then S-T.

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Second is written two and then N-D.

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Three... Third is written three, R-D. And then...

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That's it, they're known as ordinal indicators.

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It's one S-T, first, North Dakota indicating N-D for second,

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and we wanted to hear something that would be T-H for fourth.

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We had Thursday, but Tower Hill, if it was being abbreviated,

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I suppose that works. So well done. Good spot.

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-Cricketers, what would you like?

-Twisted Flax, please.

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The Twisted Flax, OK. What would come fourth in this sequence?

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Here's the first.

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That's Chaucer.

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THEY CONFER

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Next, please.

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-Six wives...

-OK.

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THEY CONFER

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Next, please.

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Is it Zsa Zsa Gabor with eight?

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Who's been married eight times? Zsa Zsa Gabor...?

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Maybe...

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Who's been married eight times?

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Two seconds.

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Eight times, is it Zsa Zsa Gabor?

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Elizabeth Taylor.

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Elizabeth Taylor?

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Is an acceptable answer.

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Zsa Zsa Gabor is not.

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Tell me about the sequence.

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It's number of marriages, we believe, going up.

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So we think Elizabeth Taylor's got eight.

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That's right. The Wife of Bath in the Chaucer, five marriages.

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Henry VIII, six wives, of course. Jerry Lee Lewis, seven marriages.

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We need someone who'd been married eight times, Elizabeth Taylor.

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-Zsa Zsa Gabor would come after this sequence, with nine.

-Oh.

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A wonderful housekeeper.

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Whenever she got divorced, she always kept the house.

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Well spotted. Escapologists, what would you like?

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-Water, please.

-Water, and what would be the fourth in the sequence?

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Here's the first.

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Next.

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Gower Street...

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Rada?

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Next.

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THEY CONFER

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Is it Rada, radar...?

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Maybe.

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Raid?

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-It might be just Ra.

-Yeah.

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Egyptian sun god?

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Shall I guess?

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The Egyptian sun god?

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Or the symbol for radium. We will accept that answer, and why?

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It is something, Rada, rad and Ra.

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-What do you think...?

-So it's going down.

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-That's right, it's words getting shorter.

-Radar?

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-Radar, he's in M*A*S*H, have you ever seen M*A*S*H?

-No.

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Cpl Walter Eugene "Radar" O'Reilly from M*A*S*H,

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and you take off the last letter, you get Rada, the drama school.

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Take off the last letter, rad, for that symbol,

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and radium, or a sun god, for Ra. Well done.

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Back to you, Cricketers, for the last question.

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It's the Viper again, that's been left till last.

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These are going to be picture clues.

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What would you expect to see in the last picture?

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Here's the first.

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That's, uh, Butch...Butch Dingle.

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Next, please.

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David Cassidy...

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Yeah, David Cassidy.

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Butch Cassidy. Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid.

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-Shall we go for it?

-Yeah.

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Picture of a baby goat.

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Is exactly what we've got ourselves.

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Very well done, and what's this?

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We think it's Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid.

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That's exactly right.

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I think the key is you recognised Butch Dingle.

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Who's the Emmerdale fan?

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Simon. I had no idea.

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It paid off, suddenly.

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All those years of watching Emmerdale paid off.

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Yes, Butch, then David Cassidy,

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and do you know what's happening in this third clue?

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Sundance Film Festival.

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-That's right.

-Robert Redford's, is it?

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Robert Redford has a film foundation and they have a festival.

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And, actually, the town, the area in Utah where it is,

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is now called Sundance.

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So Butch Cassidy, Sundance, we want to hear kid. Well done.

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That means, at the end of round two,

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the Cricketers have nine points,

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the Escapologists have ten.

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Time now for the Connecting Wall, the 16 jumbled clues

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that need sorting into four connected groups of four.

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You'll remember this with a shiver of horror from your last game.

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You'll be going first this time, Cricketers.

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Would you like Lion or Water?

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-Lion, please.

-The Lion Wall.

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You have two and a half minutes to solve it, starting now.

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Coronation Street...

0:20:090:20:11

Sesame Street, Pigeon Street...

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-TV chefs.

-What are...?

-Rhodes, Ramsay...

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OK. What are the streets, Jump Street...?

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Which one...?

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Pigeon Street.

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OK...

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Drop sesame...

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-OK. So, Roux, Kitchin...

-Rhodes.

-Rhodes.

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And...

0:20:370:20:39

Scofflaw?

0:20:400:20:42

No. What else is there?

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So...

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Three lives now.

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-Scofflaw, crook, felon, they're all...

-And malefactor, maybe.

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-They're all old words for criminal.

-Yeah.

0:20:560:20:58

OK, so what's that, then? Sunflower...

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-Seeds?

-Sesame seeds, palm...

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Oil, they're oil. Sunflower oil, palm oil, sesame oil...

0:21:030:21:06

-And argan oil?

-Yeah.

0:21:060:21:08

-Do we want to go with it?

-Yeah, go with it.

0:21:080:21:11

That's it, you solved the wall. Very well done.

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Let's have a look. Jump, Pigeon, Coronation, Ramsay.

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They're all streets.

0:21:180:21:20

Jump Street, Pigeon Street, Coronation Street, Ramsay Street.

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That's exactly right.

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And the green group, Outlaw, Roux, Rhodes, Kitchin?

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Celebrity chefs, we believe.

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They are chefs. There's something else about them, do you know it?

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Own restaurants? Michelin star?

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They've all won a Michelin star, that's exactly right, yes.

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Tom Kitchin is the youngest Michelin-starred chef in Scotland.

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Gary Rhodes, of course, the Roux brothers and Nathan Outlaw,

0:21:400:21:44

-we're talking about, in that first clue.

-I pressed him by mistake.

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Really?

0:21:470:21:49

And what about the next group? Crook, felon, scofflaw, malefactor.

0:21:490:21:53

They are old words for criminal.

0:21:530:21:55

That's right. Just means criminal, absolutely right.

0:21:550:21:58

And the turquoise group, sesame, palm, sunflower, argan.

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I believe they're oil. Sesame oil, sunflower oil.

0:22:020:22:04

There is something else I want to hear.

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Are they cooking oils?

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Yeah, cooking oils. They're edible oils. That's the thing.

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Not oils that you'd put in a car.

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Or maybe you would put them in a car and the car would run,

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but edible oils is what they are.

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So, four points for the groups,

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four more for the connections, and you get the bonus,

0:22:170:22:19

maximum of ten. Very well done.

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Let's bring in the Escapologists now and give them the other wall,

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the Water Wall, and see what they can do about solving it.

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You've got two and a half minutes to solve the Water Wall,

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starting now.

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-OK. So there's... Walter...

-Gropius is an architect...

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Walters... Walter Gropius?

0:22:360:22:38

Yes, Walter Gropius.

0:22:380:22:40

OK. Poseidon, he was a God.

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-Gods of the sea...

-Great Dane...

0:22:520:22:55

Njord?

0:22:550:22:57

-I don't know what Njord is.

-Not Njord.

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-Spread like wildfire, but...

-Yeah.

-Have the unwashed masses?

0:23:010:23:04

-But I don't know what...

-OK.

0:23:040:23:07

..what else could be unwashed.

0:23:070:23:08

-Triton is a god of the sea, did you...?

-Yeah, we got...

0:23:100:23:13

-We've got Triton and Poseidon.

-Yeah.

0:23:130:23:16

Oh, OK.

0:23:180:23:20

-Three lives now.

-OK.

-Plenty of time.

0:23:200:23:21

What have we got left? So we've got...

0:23:210:23:23

Could it be great Sultan, great...is it great unwashed?

0:23:230:23:27

Yes, there's the great unwashed.

0:23:270:23:28

-OK. So we've got Great Dane...

-Great unwashed...

0:23:280:23:30

-Great... Is there a Great Seal, maybe?

-A Great Wildfire, possibly.

0:23:300:23:33

-Great.

-There's always a Great Year.

0:23:330:23:35

-Is that not enough of a phrase?

-What about Raleigh and...?

0:23:350:23:40

SHE PUFFS

0:23:400:23:41

-Sultan, Neptune...

-Right, I mean, Raleigh is a make of bicycle.

0:23:410:23:44

-Are there any other makes of bicycles?

-Don't know.

-OK.

0:23:440:23:47

-So we've got Great Dane, Great Unwashed.

-Sultan ends in "tan".

0:23:470:23:50

-Great Sultan?

-There's nothing else that ends in mathematical functions.

0:23:500:23:54

OK.

0:23:540:23:55

Shall we have a go at Seal and Wildfire?

0:23:550:23:57

You can have a go if you want.

0:23:570:23:59

-BUZZ

-OK, so it's not that.

0:23:590:24:00

Year ends in "ear".

0:24:000:24:02

-I don't know. I'm trying to think of wordy ones.

-Yes.

0:24:020:24:05

OK, well, we've got Great Dane and Great Unwashed. Great...

0:24:050:24:08

Raleigh? Great Year.

0:24:080:24:10

Did we have Sultan on that one?

0:24:100:24:12

Great Sultan? No, we did Seal and Wildfire.

0:24:120:24:14

Shall we try...Wildfire?

0:24:140:24:17

-Yes?

-Yeah.

0:24:190:24:21

-BUZZ

-OK, it's not that.

0:24:210:24:22

So one go left, I think.

0:24:220:24:24

-One go, and 20 seconds.

-So we've got some time, so...

0:24:240:24:27

We've got Great Dane, Great Unwashed.

0:24:290:24:31

-Ten seconds.

-OK.

0:24:380:24:40

BUZZ Nope, that was your last life.

0:24:440:24:47

But you found two groups, and what about the connections?

0:24:470:24:49

Swinburn, Gropius...

0:24:490:24:51

I won't pronounce anything for fear of extra clues.

0:24:510:24:54

Famous Walters.

0:24:540:24:55

They are all Walters. Who are those Walters?

0:24:550:24:58

Walter Swinburn.

0:24:580:24:59

-Walter Swinburn was a jockey.

-Yep.

0:24:590:25:01

Gropius?

0:25:010:25:02

The founder of the Bauhaus.

0:25:020:25:04

Yeah, so a German architect.

0:25:040:25:05

Walter Matthau, of course, the actor,

0:25:050:25:07

and Walter Scott, the poet.

0:25:070:25:09

And the green group - Varuna, Triton, and so on?

0:25:090:25:12

Are they sea gods?

0:25:120:25:14

They are sea deities, that's right.

0:25:140:25:16

In a selection of various mythologies -

0:25:160:25:19

Norse, Greek and so on.

0:25:190:25:20

They are sea gods.

0:25:200:25:21

And you can still get points for the connections

0:25:210:25:24

in the groups you didn't find. So let's resolve the Wall.

0:25:240:25:26

There you go. Sultan, Neptune, Raleigh, Wildfire.

0:25:260:25:30

Are they types of bicycle?

0:25:320:25:34

They are not types of bicycle.

0:25:340:25:35

-No, now these are Royal Navy land establishments.

-Oh.

0:25:350:25:39

HMS Sultan, HMS Neptune and so on.

0:25:390:25:42

-You weren't close to that one, were you?

-No.

0:25:420:25:44

Land establishments for the Royal Navy.

0:25:440:25:46

And the last group - Dane, Seal, Year, Unwashed.

0:25:460:25:50

Could they all be preceded by Great?

0:25:500:25:51

You can put Great in front of all of them.

0:25:510:25:53

So that is two points for the groups you found,

0:25:530:25:55

and three for the connections. That's a total of five.

0:25:550:25:57

Let's have a look at the scores going into Round Four.

0:25:570:26:00

The Escapologist have 15 points. The Cricketers have 19 points.

0:26:000:26:05

Now we're going to play the Missing Vowels round.

0:26:060:26:09

It's Round Four.

0:26:090:26:10

Fingers on buzzers, teams.

0:26:100:26:12

I can tell you that the first group of disguised clues are all...

0:26:120:26:15

Escapologists.

0:26:220:26:23

-GB sticker.

-Correct.

0:26:230:26:24

Escapologists.

0:26:280:26:29

-Headlamp converters.

-Well done.

0:26:290:26:31

Escapologists.

0:26:340:26:35

-Breathalyser.

-God forbid!

0:26:350:26:37

Escapologists.

0:26:390:26:40

-Warning triangle.

-Good category.

0:26:400:26:42

Next category.

0:26:420:26:43

Cricketers.

0:26:490:26:50

The Phantom Of The Opera and the Paris Opera House.

0:26:500:26:53

Very well done.

0:26:530:26:54

Escapologists.

0:26:580:26:59

-Grease and Rydell High School.

-Correct.

0:26:590:27:01

Escapologists.

0:27:050:27:06

-Cabaret and Berlin.

-Yes, it is.

0:27:060:27:08

Cricketers.

0:27:110:27:12

-Oklahoma! and Oklahoma.

-Quite right.

0:27:120:27:14

Next category.

0:27:140:27:15

Escapologists.

0:27:200:27:21

-Pound of flesh.

-Yes, it is.

0:27:210:27:22

Escapologists.

0:27:300:27:31

-Leave no stone unturned.

-Correct.

0:27:310:27:33

Escapologists.

0:27:360:27:37

-Like a ton of bricks.

-Yes, it is.

0:27:370:27:39

Escapologists.

0:27:430:27:44

Grain of earth.

0:27:440:27:45

END-OF-ROUND JINGLE

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It's not. It's a grain of truth.

0:27:490:27:51

So you lose a point there.

0:27:510:27:52

But I can't throw it over

0:27:520:27:53

for a bonus,

0:27:530:27:54

because the bell has gone

0:27:540:27:55

for the end of the quiz.

0:27:550:27:56

And I can tell you that, after a very exciting night's quizzing,

0:27:560:28:01

the winners and staying in the competition

0:28:010:28:03

are the Escapologists.

0:28:030:28:05

What a turnaround in Round Four!

0:28:050:28:06

Very close second with 21 points,

0:28:060:28:09

it's the Cricketers.

0:28:090:28:10

You guys did so well to come back.

0:28:100:28:12

You've quizzed really well.

0:28:120:28:14

Sadly, it's goodbye.

0:28:140:28:15

Well played and unlucky.

0:28:150:28:17

Well done to you, Escapologists.

0:28:170:28:18

-Thank you.

-Great Round Four.

0:28:180:28:19

We'll see you next time.

0:28:190:28:21

That is the end of the show.

0:28:210:28:22

All that remains is for me to say,

0:28:220:28:24

"Fanny Cradock, this is your life!"

0:28:240:28:27

Are we using the haunted Autocue again?

0:28:270:28:29

Goodbye.

0:28:290:28:31

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